Pre-registration  (Spring 2014)

All undergraduate students who wish to take a French Language course at Levels L2 to L5  (FREN 120,  FREN 130, FREN 140, FREN 150)  with the exception of FREN 121 and FREN 145, must pre-register during the Online Pre-registration period: from Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 9:00 AM to Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM (see links below).

Students who are now in a French course between L1 and L4 are expected to preregister for the next course in the sequence if they are continuing with French.

Students who are signing up for their first French class at Yale, must preregister for the course in which they were placed (see Placement Test results at the bottom of this page). If they did not take the placement test in the summer, they should contact the Language Program Director (

Students taking FREN 160 and above do not need to pre-register.

Note: Graduate students and auditors cannot preregister online. They should contact the instructor of their preferred section.

To pre-register, click on the appropriate link below:

            L2 –> Pre-register for <FREN 120>

            L3 –> Pre-register for <FREN 130>

            L4 –> Pre-register for <FREN 140>

            L5 –> Pre-register for <FREN 150>

Note: if you encounter problems in opening the links, you might want to try using a different browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer…).

After entering your Yale NetID and Password, you will select your top 3 preferences from a list of available sections for your assigned level.  Try, if you can, to choose different time slots. The computer will assign places randomly, taking your preferences into account. 

Notice of assignments will be available at 4:00 PM Thursday, January 9th.
To learn which section you’re registered for, click on the appropriate course link and enter your Yale NetID and Password.

To secure your place in the section, you must attend ALL class meetings.
If you missed the Online Pre-registration or were not assigned a section, or if scheduling changes make it necessary for you to switch to a different section, you should contact the appropriate course chair. You should also continue to attend a section of that course until you are sure to have a place in another one.

Online Placement Exam (Fall 2013)

Available from July 1 to August 14

All students who have not yet taken French at Yale (except for those who have no previous knowledge of French whatsoever) are expected to take the Departmental placement test.  Students who studied abroad over the summer with programs other than Yale’s MUST take the placement test in order to get credit for their work.  The placement test will also insure that they take an appropriate advanced course if they want to continue their study of French.

Students who received a score of 5 on the Advanced Placement Exam, a score of 6 or 7 on the higher-level International Baccalaureate Exam, or a grade of A or B on the GCE A-level Exam are recommended to take the placement test in order to be directed to the most appropriate L5 course (FR150, FR160, FR170 and above) and thus save precious time during shopping period.

Students who wish to begin taking French in the spring must take the placement test in the fall of the preceding year.

The results will be posted on classesV2 (PostEm) at 2:00 P.M. on August 22.  
Once you’ve chosen a class at the appropriate level, don’t forget to pre-register during online pre-registration.

                       2013-2014 Placement Exam, (Click Here)

                       2013-2014 Placement Exams’ Results, (Click Here)